Service & Maintenance Accord feeling underpowered

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by hsyasin, Wednesday 1st Oct, 2014.

  1. hsyasin Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Hey all,
    I don't know whether its me, but my accord feels quite underpowered a lot of time, especially when setting off in the 1st gear. I've done and kept everything up to scratch, i.e brakes, gear oil, engine oil, oil filter, valve clearances and EGR clean. Except for fuel filter, which I'm not really sure whether to do that or not, I mean the car is around 117k now, but it doesn't seem to play up while starting, talking about petrol accord here.
    I did open up the fuel tank lid to look at the filter briefly, but couldn't see anything wrong visually, or don't know how it looks when its on its way out. I bought it around 90k and don't really know if fuel filters been done or not, as when I changed the spark plugs after buying, they looked like they weren't changed.:Wassat:
    Any suggestions guys?:Unknown:
     
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  2. Nighthawk Guest

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    If it was me, I would change the fuel filter initially. 117k is a fair old distance, 30k from when you bought it, and no idea when the filter was changed before that, so the fuel filter could easily be clogged up a bit. Recommended fuel filter change for your car, from looking at the schedule, is at 75k miles so its worth a shot, and it would probably benefit from it anyway.
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Agree with fuel filter change. Also worth double checking the rear brakes are releasing correctly.
     
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  4. hsyasin Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    cheers guys, will order it from those chaps here.. um.. forgot their name..
    anyone:Search:
     
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  6. hsyasin Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    yup, thats the one
    cheers:Hey:
     
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  7. hsyasin Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    A bit busy for a few weeks, so wanted to know if anyone here can give a tip about how to check if a fuel filter is on its way out or clogged up a bit?
    Just want to know if its sort of urgent or not. I mean if it is urgentish then i can definitely give this priority.
     
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  8. Chrispy Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I wouldn't really bother checking it mate, just replace it when it needs doing, engines lacking power could be down to anything, starting off with the cheap serviceable parts will help, if not sort out your problem! :Smile:

    Just make sure everything is as it should be, fluids at correct level, binding rear callipers as Nels suggested, has the transmission fluid ever been replaced in its life?
     
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  9. Nighthawk Guest

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    I personally still think you should consider changing the fuel filter. The car has done 117k and no idea when, if ever, the fuel filter was changed so there is the possibilty that it is on its original filter, hope not, but who knows.
     
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  10. hsyasin Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    ah again, I forget to look at the service book everytime i go home to find out whether it was changed or not :Foolish:

    How much is this petrol fuel filter anyways?
     
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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Fuel Filter, Part No: 16010-SDC-E01 probably about £30 from our club sponsor HH.

    Verify the part number before you use it :Smile:
     
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  12. hsyasin Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Cheers bud :Hey:
     
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  13. hsyasin Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    just ordered the filter from HH with the discount
    with HK discount £27.50 :BooYeah:
    HH :Thumbup:
    HK:Drinks:
     
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  14. hsyasin Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Also, guys when u take out the fuel filter, it drains quite a bit of fuel.
    So when we fit the new filter in, do we've to somehow refill the new fuel filter?
     
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  15. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    Just another though but it may be worth giving your MAF sensor a good (but very gentle) clean with some Electrical Contact Cleaner. My wife's Yaris was borderline failing an MOT because of emissions and also had hesitation when accelerating. A good clean of the MAF sensor sorting it all!

    Very easy job to do, couple of screws usually and it's out. Just have to be very careful as it's delicate and also make sure it's completely dry before reinstalling - hence using Electrical Contact Cleaner as it dries fast! :Smile:
     
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  16. hsyasin Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    is MAF sensor on air filter hose?
    infact is there a diy for it, don't really wanna break that
     
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  17. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    It's just past your air box, I'm sure it's just two cross head screws and then it pulls out. Unplug the block connector of course! It's advisable to disconnect the battery first also.

    I'm sure I've done a DIY on this before, either for this car or my MPS. May have been the Yaris and I just took photos but the MAF sensor on that is located under the air box which sits on top of the engine! lol
     
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  18. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    MAF sensor on a 7th Generation Accord ? They don't have one, only IAT and MAP.
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    I would just drop it in as is, then prime the car before starting (ignition on, wait for pump sound to stop and ignition off, repeat a few times).
     
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  19. hsyasin Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    so do IAT or MAP sensor need cleaning?
     
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  20. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Neither need cleaning mate.
     
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